The seventh edition of this biennial sale of unique watches will take place in Geneva on November 11th to raise funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This four-part series takes a look at some of the watches under the auctioneer's hammer.
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Some made us dream and others sparked an instant crush. They challenged our perception of time, our vision of Fine Watchmaking – exactly what one hopes for in a watch. From the most extravagant to the most demurely classic, these beautiful SIHH 2017 models unleashed considerable passion among the editorial team. In the words of Blaise Pascal, the heart has reasons that reason cannot know…
Sporting by day, sophisticated by night, who's to say a man should be true to one watch only? Evidently not the makers, who cater to a gentleman's ever-changing moods with products that are ready for adventure or will complement his cufflinks. Be spoiled for choice at SIHH.
Japanese decorative techniques have made a remarked-upon incursion into Swiss watchmaking in recent years, with projects that point to a certain number of shared values, not least attention to detail and painstaking execution.
All over the world, collectors go crazy for his classic watches, magnificently decorated with painstaking care. In the first of a series of portraits of artisan-watchmakers, we travel to the Swiss Jura to meet Kari Voutilainen and discover his story, his motivations and ideals, his workshop and, of course, his watches. Welcome home.
The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is continuing its transformation with the arrival of Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, as well as five artisan-creators and independent workshops, who will join the “ Carré des Horlogers ”. Normally restricted to industry professionals only, the SIHH, which will take place from 16 to 20 January 2017 at Palexpo, will also be opening its doors to the general public on the Friday.
With vintage more popular than ever, a plethora of steel, smaller cases, and a trend towards useful complications, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie turned its back on the exuberance of the early 2000s. The one pocket of resistance could be found in the Carré des Horlogers.
Kari is one of the moons of Saturn. It is also the name of watchmaker Voutilainen, who presents a GMT watch that depicts day and night by the sun and moon.